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January 27, 2011 2:12:20 PM

Hello,

Thanks for your time!

I have Alienware Aurora with x58 mother board, 12GB Triple channel DDR3 (6X 2GB), i7 920 processor.

I am planning to add more memory to install Virtual machines. The mother board supports 24GB DDR3-1333.

So, I am planning to buy 3 numbers of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The above link shows it as dual channel. Will this work for my mother board OR will there be any performance degrade compared to Triple channel memory?

Thank you!

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January 27, 2011 8:52:57 PM

I would go ahead and order it. Oem boards rarely list tested ram, unless your alienware board is an over the counter board which you can check on the manufacturer's website in the memory QVL download. Newegg and frys are great places to order ram. I prefer frys stores as they won't charge you a restocking fee if you exchange them within 15 days. And to answer your question, it makes no difference. The motherboard chipset determines the type of ram you can run, and the qvL gives you only a few examples of tested ram.
January 28, 2011 2:02:54 AM

Hello o1die,

Thank you so much for your reply! I will go and order it now.

Thank you once again for your time!
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